Limits, Love, & Wisdom

Beauty: An Act of Courage
by Billi Gordon
The Huffington Post

How do you define beauty? Where does it present itself in the world around you? This article challenges us to rethink our concept of beauty as well as our understanding of how to cultivate it. Challenging the conventional definition, Gordon notes: “Beauty is not youth, bone structure, hair color, eyes, or any particular size. It can be all or none of those things. Beauty is a cosmic force that permeates throughout the universe and connects all things. Hence, beauty presents in limitless ways.” How might you move beyond your own limits? 

Freedom in Love
by Kristin Monk
elephant journal

How do you experience love? In this beautiful post, Monk shares her perception that “Real love is freedom from attachment.” How might you find the space to fall love with yourself, others and the divine?

Some Commencement Speakers Canceled, But Not Jim Carrey and ‘P. Diddy’
by Lyneka Little
The Wall Street Journal

With graduation season upon us, this article highlights some words of wisdom from this year’s commencement speeches. Speaking on themes of love and fear, humility and change, dreaming and doing, each speaker offered personalized advice delivered with some humor and grace. Writer and producer Charlie Day shared with graduates: “I don’t think you should just do what makes you happy. Do what makes you great. Do what’s uncomfortable and scary and hard…Let yourself fail. Fail and pick yourself up and fail again.” We invite you to reflect on what makes you great today.

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